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October 2010

Final Wal-Mart plan approved pending completion of improvements

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Although Wal-Mart had its grand opening Wednesday, there are still issues which need resolution to match the development plans submitted to the township at the start of the project according to the township engineer T&M Associates' letter. But the supervisors, following a discussion, unanimously approved the plan subject to the fulfillment of the conditions outlined in the engineer's letter.

Carbon County property transfers

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Dale Albert Kisthardt to Corey Ruggiero, McAdoo, property at rear 501 E. Grant St., McAdoo, $30,000.

East Side Boro

Janet Irraci to Janet Ieraci, 336 Bridge St., White Haven, property at 336 Bridge St., $1.

Jim Thorpe

Carlo Pissani to Lars C. Caspersen, 601 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 601 South Ave., $172,500.

Harold Ruff to James J. Paluck, 645 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, Lot 134, Leisureland, $38,000.

Kara L. Steele to Aaron M. McAnulty, 1210 Fern St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1210 Fern St., $1.

Polk Township news

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Polk Twp. Historical Society Meeting

The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township municipal building in Kresgeville. The evening's guest speaker will be William Dorshimer. Mr. Dorshimer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He will share memories of his experiences as a member of the liberation forces in the European Theater. A short business meeting will follow the special presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional information, please call Pat at 610-681-8984.

PTO Meeting

Marian High School Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Marian High School Hall of Fame Committee will hold its induction dinner for the Class of 2010 on Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford.

The committee inducts 10 athletes every two years. Inductees of coaches are also determined by committee members.

The program will begin with a social hour at 3 p.m., followed by the dinner and the induction ceremonies. Tickets to the dinner can be obtained by calling Bill O'Gurek, 570-645-4148; Emmett McCall, 570-645-2093; or Jack Malarkey, 570-668-2116.

The inductees include:

Read to the dog

Thursday, October 28, 2010
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Fran Brennan with Chip. a four-month-old German Shepard. Every Tuesday, they visit the Dimmick Library for a "read to the dog" program. "It teaches kindness and a dog does not judge you," Brennan said.

Palmerton Area Historical Society hears about Constitution

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Oct. 11 program of the Palmerton Area Historical Society was scheduled to be about William Penn with a video of the reconstruction of his home, Pennsbury Manor. Instead Secretary Betsy Burnhauser substituted a program about the Constitution because "our Constitution is under assault."

In 1777 the Continental Congress passed the Articles of Confederation which gave very little power to a central government. A group met at Mount Vernon in 1785 and decided maybe something should be done. There were more meetings at Annapolis and Montpelier (James Madison's home).

Pocono arrests

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on several arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, officers made a traffic stop along SR940 at Joe's Kwik Mart for a vehicle code violation. Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and found was a marijuana cigar roach, inside a purse belonging to Latisha Eaves, 20, of Albrightsville.

Enrollment at Pleasant Valley as of October is 6,416

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Charlie Conklin from Friends and Fans of PV Boys' Basketball personally thanked the Pleasant Valley School District and school board for a new scoreboard and time clock in the old PVHS gym. The club contributed $500 and with other clubs' contributions, for a total of $1,300.

Enrollment for the Pleasant Valley School District in October was 6,416. Dr. Douglas Arnold, PVSD superintendent said that it appears to be holding.

The school board approved for hire:

*Romario Relosa, casual security officer; Scott Olsen, Michael Sarnelli

Three arrested in Monroe incident

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Three persons were arrested following an incident in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Friday, Oct. 22, officers responded to 1831 Fairhaven Drive, in A Pocono Country Place, in Tobyhanna, to assist police from Newark, N.J., in serving a fugitive from justice warrant. They were attempting to serve papers on Shaquan M. Johnson, who was wanted for aggravated assault, possession of weapons and other charges stemming from a shooting in Newark. Newark police had received information that Johnson was residing at the above= stated address.

Heritage Hill woman celebrating 97 years

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman
Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 97th birthday on Nov. 1.

Born in Hazleton in 1913, Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years until his death in 1979, and to David Holman Sr. for 10 years until his death in 2000.

Lois is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Weatherly and was also a volunteer worker in the Hazleton Red Cross office during World War ll.

Schuylkill driver facing DUI count

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 3:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, along Condor Lane, in Cass Township.

Tamaqua news

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Oct. 20 at the home of Donna Gerber. The meeting included a Secret Sister Halloween party, hosted by Lori Schmerfeld. The program included the history of Halloween and numerous games. Members then exchanged Halloween treats.

Monroe woman charged with biting her two sons

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Monroe County woman has been arrested for allegedly biting her two sons and causing injuries.

State police at Fern Ridge identified the woman as Catherine Beth Applegate, of 613A Camellia Rd., in Brodheadsville, Chestnuthill Township. She has been charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering and endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers gave the following account of what happened.

Tigers battle Slaters

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The importance of this Friday's night Colonial League showdown with Bangor is pretty obvious to Northwestern head coach Tom Linette.

"This is our third game in a row that we've been in for some kind of important game or championship," Linette said. "With Northern Lehigh, we were sitting with one loss at the time. So, we were talking about the league. This past week with Pen Argyl, that was important for a spot in double-A (districts).

"This one's different in a the way since we're playing against someone in a different class."

Marian wins title

Thursday, October 28, 2010
ap photo Taylor Mele of Marian handles a return against Pine Grove during the Schuylkill League volleyball championship.
ap photo Taylor Mele of Marian handles a return against Pine Grove during the Schuylkill League volleyball championship.

POTTSVILLE Nobody probably noticed that all of Marian's volleyball players wore red fingernail polish last night.

There was a reason. It was their way of dedicating the games to the wife of head coach John "Doc" Fallabel, JoAnn, who died unexpected last July 1. The Fallabels had been married 36 years when JoAnn passed away.

The gesture surely made the Fillies' three-game sweep of Pine Grove in the Schuylkill League championship finals at Martz Hall one of the sweetest ever for Coach Fallabel.

Monroe crashes

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two crashes investigated by officers recently, including one in which the driver fled the scene.

On Monday, Oct. 25, about 6:48 p.m. officers responded to a crash that occurred in the area of SR115 and Interstate 80 overpass in Tobyhanna Township. Police said Christopher Macias-Delvalle, of Stroudsburg, was turning left onto 115 from the interstate west off ramp when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by Alejandro Portillo-Peraza, of Jim Thorpe, who was traveling south on 115.

Nolehi ousted

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SOUTHERN LEHIGH Northern Lehigh field hockey coach Jess Schoenberger knew that Southern Lehigh was going to be a tough match-up due to their high-functioning offense and attacking style when in possession of the ball.

In order to combat that threat, she made some personnel switches to attempt to limit that potential. Throughout the first half, the score remained deadlocked at 0-0 and her plan was working well. However, the second half yielded a breakdown, as the Spartans scored early and often to move on to the next round with a 3-0 victory.

Planning board approves preliminary plans for resort

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By a split vote the Schuylkill County Planning Commission gave approval Wednesday to the preliminary plan of Eagle Rock Resorts Company, of Hazleton, to subdivide 430.3 acres into 137 building lots in the Algonquin Valley Subdivision, located in North Union Township.

A dissenting vote was cast by Anthony Prudenti, who expressed concern of people who bought lots in a subdivision which originally was to have a lake.

He said some lots had been sold with that understanding and now the revised subdivision plans call for elimination of constructing the lake in the subdivision.

Arrests reported

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nesquehoning police chief Sean Smith reported on the following arrests he made.

Rexvalore Ellison, 14 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, has been charged with retail theft, driving under suspension, expired inspection sticker, and expired registration plate. Ellison was arrested after Smith was called to the Dollar General Store on Sept. 19. Ellison allegedly stole a tracphone and jewelry.

Jerry Zemlan, 206 W. Water St., Lansford, was cited for retail theft for an incident on Sept. 28 at the Top Star service station. He allegedly stole a pack of cigarettes.

Michael J. Fox happy with life

Thursday, October 28, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) – No need for time travel for Michael J. Fox. The actor says he's happy with his life just the way it is.

In fact, Fox says if he could jump in a DeLorean time machine – like his "Back to the Future" character Marty McFly – and share any advice, he would say "keep doing what you're doing." Fox says the role brought him to where he is now and he "wouldn't want to be anywhere else."

Fox marked the 25th anniversary of "Back to the Future" at an event Monday in New York City.

Panther Valley news

Thursday, October 28, 2010

JROTC

The next meeting of the JROTC of the Panther Valley High School Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. Discussion will include fundraisers and the Christmas party.

PV Elementary School

The annual Halloween parade by the students and staff of the Panther Valley Elementary School is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29. Students will dress in costumes after lunch and the parade will commence from the elementary school at approximately 1:45 p.m.

NL Homecoming

Thursday, October 28, 2010
NL Homecoming
Copyright 2010

ABOVE: Members of the 2010 Northern Lehigh High School Homecoming Court were, from left, Colin Hedash, Lauren Oertner, Nick Heyer, Maggie Lear, Carly Gavalla (Queen), Cody Remaley (King), Eric Snyder, Victoria Uebele, Casey McCarroll, Payton Marunich, Jake Kern, Tamara Stubits, Dylan Bolton, and Jordan Zellner.

LEFT: Seniors Carly Gavalla and Cody Remaley were crowned as 2010 Northern Lehigh High School Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of Northern Lehigh's 35-6 win over Bangor last Friday.

Memorial service slated for Nov. 10

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Carbon County Veterans Affairs Office will conduct a memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. The service will be held in Josiah White Park.

The service is open to the public, as well as all veterans organizations.

Operation: Touch of Home last call for names before shipment

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Operation: Touch of Home is gearing up to ship out its next essential's shipment to area troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and they need names and addresses of these troops.

Family members or friends with this information are asked to contact: touchofhome@hotmail.com or mail to Operation: Touch of Home, P. O. box 162, Brodheadsville, Pa. 18322 with the GI's name, rank, address and deployment date. Please include your name and email/phone number as well.

Tamaqua woman gets jail term for drunk driving count

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Tamaqua woman was among nine people who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Karen Dawn Reed, 52, of 120 Market St., Tamaqua, pleaded to one count of driving under the influence (DUI) and was sentenced to serve five days to six months in the county prison beginning Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m., pay a fine of $300, pay $300 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center and receive outpatient counseling.

Palmerton class of 1985 reunion

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Palmerton Area High School Class of 1985 is holding a 25-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 6-11 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton.

Dinner will be buffet-style. Reservations must be made by Nov. 1.

Organizers are looking for pictures of senior year. If you have any to share, forward them to Andy Smith at andsmith@rcn.com or 320 East Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

A unique way to Trick or Treat

Thursday, October 28, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left to right: Tonya Weiss, Amy Shupp, Melissa Hager, Sharon George and Trista Vanderah work at West End Physical Therapy. Melissa, center, is training for the Walt Disney World Goofy Race and Half Challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and West End Physical Therapy is holding its 1st Annual Community Day to help her raise funds while treating the community.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left to right: Tonya Weiss, Amy Shupp, Melissa Hager, Sharon George and Trista Vanderah work at West End Physical Therapy. Melissa, center, is training for the Walt Disney World Goofy Race and Half Challenge for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and West End Physical Therapy is holding its 1st Annual Community Day to help her raise funds while treating the community.

West End Physical Therapy holds its 1st Annual Community Day.

West End Physical Therapy found a way to treat the whole community on Halloween and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.

It will be holding its 1st Annual Community Day on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 12-4 p.m. at its location on the corner of Silver Spring Boulevard and Rt. 209 in Kresgeville.

Burn ban lifted in Bowmanstown

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keith G. Billig, mayor of Bowmanstown, proclaimed that the burn ban, which was put in place in the borough on Sept. 17, has been lifted, effective Oct. 27.

If anyone has questions, contact the borough at (610) 852-2455.

Susanne Kane and Joseph J. Semuta exchange vows

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Semuta
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Semuta

Susanne Kane, daughter of David and Patricia Holmes of Hometown, and the late James Kane, Tamaqua, became the bride of Joseph Jeffrey Semuta, son of Joseph and Mary Alyce Semuta of Hazleton on July 2, 2010 in an outdoor ceremony at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg.

Officiating the double ring ceremony was the Rev. Bob Amundsen. A brass quintet, led by Brian Shughart, provided music for the ceremony.

Given in marriage by her mother, the bride chose Cara (Griffin) Ruggeri of Coopersburg as her matron of honor.

Reinhart birth

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Vera Sage Reinhart
Vera Sage Reinhart

REINHART A daughter, Vera Sage Reinhart, was born at 10:51 a.m. on Aug. 7, 2010 at St. Luke's Hospital to Blair and Dustin Reinhart of Slatington.

She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Melanie and Dan Adamski and Bill and Jacqueline Yaich.

Paternal grandparents are Jean and Larry Reinhart.

Great-grandparents are Barry and Barbara Burns, Claire Miller and Norwood Hartline.

Elected class senator

Thursday, October 28, 2010

William James of Tamaqua, has been elected 2011 class senator of the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. He will hold the position for the 2010 academic year.